Monticello Help Center
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to Mar 31

Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign

In 2018, the Monticello Help Center distributed 493,000 pounds of food to 2400 families, our friends and neighbors,  who were in need of a little extra help this year.  We were able to do this because 250 selfless volunteers donated their time, talents,  and energy every week to serve our clients, and because schools, churches, businesses, organizations, and many, many individuals chose to donate food and funds throughout the year to make sure no-one in our community has to go hungry. 

And now, we need your help!  Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, the biggest food and fund drive of the year, is just around the corner.  Last year, with your support,  we raised $45,000 and 34,000 pounds of food during the March Campaign.  Can we beat that in 2019?  Lets find out!!! Food Drives!  Fund Drives! Businesses, civic groups, schools, churches and individuals!  We need everyone to get involved so together we can ensure #FoodForAllMN!  For every pound and dollar raised in March we receive a proportional match from the March Campaign Fund. 


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Thanksgiving Basket Distribution
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Basket Distribution


Thanksgiving baskets will be distributed on Saturday, November 17, 2018.  If you are a Monticello resident in need, please fill out an application and return it to the Monticello Help Center at 215 Cedar St., or mail it to PO Box 1220.  One basket per household, please. 

Be sure to mark your calendar -  No reminders will be sent out, so don't forget to pick up your basket!

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to Aug 13

Kids Kitchen

The Monticello Help Center, in partnership with Sodexo and the Monticello School District, will again be providing kid-friendly foods on a weekly basis to families with children ages 2-18  This distribution will occur each Monday at the Monticello High School.  

How does it work?       It’s as easy as 1-2-3!!!

1.        Mark your calendar for Mondays from June 11-August 13th.

2.       Go to the High School each Monday from June 11- August 13th.     

Hours of service:  Mondays  11:00 a.m.-noon   and Monday evenings 6:00-7:00 p.m.

3.        Sign logbook with your name and number of children age 2-18.  You will receive a box/bag of dry goods and a box/bag of fresh/frozen goods and milk for each child. There will also be fresh produce and bakery goods for you to choose. 

If you are unable to attend during our hours of service, you may ask a friend/relative/neighbor to pick up  food for your children.   We want to be sure no child is hungry this summer!  High school students may pick up food for themselves and siblings.

It is important to note that you are not alone.  There are many children and families within the Monticello School district that may need a little extra help during the summer months to feed those hungry kids!  We want to make sure that every child in our district gets enough to eat so that they can be happy, healthy, and achieve to their full potential. 


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